Friday, December 28, 2012

Felt breakfast.

Felt breakfast.

I hope you all had a wonderful, wonderful holiday! We had a great Christmas, and now we are enjoying spending some time with my mom, who is in town. My sister and her family were out of town for Christmas day, so we celebrated with them yesterday. I made felt breakfast foods for my niece Helen. She has a play kitchen and loves to play pretend. (Joe would rather play with his cars.)

As you can see, I am still in felt-land. All I can say is, felt is super addictive! The possibilities are endless, and the internet awesomeness is similarly endless. And I'm happy to report that my blanket stitch skills are rapidly improving.

But I haven't completely forgotten my sewing machine, either. (Also, I got something special for Christmas that I can't wait to share with you!) I am about to go to go make some new pants for the Magster. Stay tuned!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Bird ornaments.


I found a fantastic blog, Downeast Thunder Farm, full of wonderful felt bird ornament patterns. So far I have made a Blue Jay, an Eastern Blue Bird, and a Snowy Owl. These are so fast, fun, and addictive to sew, I might keep making them even after Christmas!

After an insanely busy holiday season and much last minute shopping (and a tiny bit of crafting), I think I am finally ready for Christmas and can maybe even relax a little?

I hope that those of you who celebrate Christmas have a wonderful, wonderful holiday!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Five months!

Five months!

Maggie is now five months old!

(Insert cliches regarding the swiftness of time here. They're all true!)

Five months!

 As my sister jokes, "she's getting pretty cute."

It has been a big month for Maggie. She can now roll over from front to back and from back to front. If you put her down on her back, she arches her back and wiggles all over the place. It is officially no longer safe to put her on the couch and turn away for even a second. (Alas, all good things come to an end eventually.)

She also cut two teeth! At the same time! Check out her little choppers. She's a non-stop drooling, gnawing, slobbering machine! She had a few rough days when the teeth popped through, but overall has handled this new development with aplomb. Maggie is generally a very happy, content, easy-going baby.

Check out those two little choppers!

Here she is in her orange cord/orange wood-grain BBBPs and (at least in the shot above) an adorable knit/crocheted hat that we picked up at a silent auction to benefit Joe's preschool. I am pretty excited that Maggie is almost big enough for 6 month sizes now. Guess what that means? I can start making Oliver + s clothes for her! Woohoo! I recently bought the Hopscotch Top and Skirt and I'm excited to sew up some cute tops for the Magster.

Five months!

In other news, I started my new job last week. I think I'm going to love it - everyone is very friendly and the work is interesting and challenging. But I have so much to catch up on and so many names and faces to learn! It's all a bit overwhelming for this semi-introvert. The rush hour commute will take some getting used to, to say the least (but these awesome CD lectures my dad loaned me are really helping to pass the time). I know it's going to get easier, and I think it's going to be great. Thanks for hanging in there while I adjust to all of these life changes!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

My new obsession.

Woodland Animal Felt Ornaments

Felt ornaments. These are so fun! And crazy inexpensive! And addictive!

(P.S. I blatantly stole this idea from this Etsy seller. The originals are executed with a lot more skill than mine are! I promise my next ornament will be more original.)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas is coming ...

Steve: Joe, tell Mama what we were talking about earlier. What are we going to buy soon?
Joe: Cookies!!
Steve: Ha. No. Remember? With lights?
Joe: Christmas tree! With Christmas lights! In rainbow colors! And a star on top!